Politics Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

King County Elections released the third round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show some serious change – challenger Jimmy Matta is now leading incumbent Debi Wagner by... [Read more]

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

‘Burien Council races so heated, we were asked to leave election night party’

KUOW did a report on election parties in Burien Tuesday night (Nov. 7), and Reporter Liz Jones was apparently asked to leave a candidate’s party being held at Angelo’s Restaurant. “KUOW... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

The second round of results were released by King County Elections at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and all of the initial leaders are holding on and even extending their margins: Joel Manning increased... [Read more]

Ultrafine particles on docket for next Highline Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15

Ultrafine particles on docket for next Highline Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 15

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Forum at the Southcenter Corporate Center. This open, free forum will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. At the Highline Forum, members will... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early returns for Burien City Council shows that there’s a split between the two slates running,... [Read more]

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

Council gives CARES 5-year contract over opposition of Krakowiak & Edgar

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved 5 to 2 a five-year contract with the city’s current animal control agency Community Resource Education Society (CARES), following a long discussion that... [Read more]

City of Burien suspends business license of Pretty Paws for animal cruelty

City of Burien suspends business license of Pretty Paws for animal cruelty

Burien City Attorney Lisa Marshall told the City Council Monday night (Nov. 6) that the business license of Pretty Paws has been suspended, and a full-scale major crimes investigation is underway…

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Editor – Chestine... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from paid Advertiser Independent Burien: Dear Burien Voters, Wow – what the heck is happening to our community? I’m sure many of you are wondering why I have stepped forward in a proactive... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

LETTER: ‘What’s really behind all of the defaming, libelous & negative rhetoric…?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

A message from Friends to Elect Debi Wagner

From paid Advertiser Friends to Elect Debi Wagner: Hello Dear Friends, Neighbors and all Residents of Burien: I’m honored to have had the opportunity to serve you these past four years. If re-elected... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

LETTER: Resident shares experiences meeting four City Council candidates

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the editor... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

LETTER: ‘It is not my intent to encourage readers to vote one way or the other’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Seeing so many “Letters to The Editor”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from Citizens for Patty Janssen

A message from paid Advertiser Citizens For Patty Janssen: Hello Friends, Neighbors and Burien voters, My name is Patty Janssen and I am running for Burien Council, position # 7. I am writing to you because,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

LETTER: ‘In response to Mayor Lucy Krakowiak’s post…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] In response... [Read more]

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

Another funny packet released for Monday’s Burien City Council meeting

The agenda and packet for this coming Monday’s (Nov. 6) regular Burien City Council is out (download a PDF here), and at moments it’s like reading a humor magazine, due to the fact that the City is... [Read more]

Sponsored Post A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from Advertiser Independent Burien

A message from Advertiser Independent Burien: Dear Burien Voters, Wow – what the heck is happening to our community? I’m sure many of you are wondering why I have stepped forward in a proactive manner... [Read more]

Around 200 attend ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wed. night

Around 200 attend ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wed. night

Around 200 residents attended a ‘Candlelight Vigil Against Hate’ in Burien Wednesday night, Nov. 1. Participants met at Azteca Restaurant, then walked to Burien Town Square, where the vigil... [Read more]

118 ‘Love Letters to Immigrants’ written so far; you can still help

118 ‘Love Letters to Immigrants’ written so far; you can still help

As of Wednesday (Nov. 1) 118 “Love Letters to Immigrants” (with more on the way) have been written, intended to be sent/given to immigrants who live in Burien who may feel in danger due to a... [Read more]

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

LETTER: Respect Washington offers explanation about their Letter/Crime List

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Respect Washington emailed the following statement to The B-Town Blog about their recent controversial letter and crime list/map, which was sent out to over... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

Candlelight Procession & Vigil Against Hate will be Wednesday night, Nov. 1

A Candlelight Procession and Vigil “against hate infiltrating the south King County community” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting at 8 p.m. at Azteca Restaurant, with a vigil planned... [Read more]

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

LETTER: Respect WA is a Hate Group, and they need to be told to leave WA

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] RESPECT... [Read more]